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USA: New Chart Shows Shift in Marriage Equality Support Since 2004

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

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A new chart released by the Williams Institute at UCLA shows the huge increase in marriage equality support state-by-state between 2004 and 2012. The Dallas Voice reports:

The study found that the country’s overall support for marriage quality had an average increase of 13.6 percent, with more than 50 percent of citizens in 12 states and the District of Columbia supporting it. Based on the current trend, the study estimates that 20 states and the District of Columbia will support same-sex marriage at or more than 50 percent by the end of 2014.

This is the same study that we reported on last week, but this new chart makes it easier to see the shifts by state, and where each state falls overall.

USA: Marriage Equality Support Has Grown Swiftly in Last 10 Years

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Business Insider has a nice recap of the marriage equality fight over the last ten years, focusing on the last twelve months, when President Obama endorsed it and when it passed via public vote in three states (and a ban bombed in a fourth). The article talks about the shift:

In the last decade — and especially in the last few years — Americans’ attitude toward gay marriage has shifted dramatically. Right after the election in November, the Pew Research Center released a report on the changing perception of gay marriage over the past decade. It found that opinion has swung from staunch opposition in 2001 — 57 percent opposed gay marriage, compared to 35 percent who were in favor — to solid support in 2012, when 48 percent polled supported gay marriage, compared to 43 percent who were opposed.

Pew Marriage Equality Poll Chart

What strikes me about this chart is how big advances (Massachusetts and Gavin Newsom in 2004 and the CA Supreme Court ruling in 2008) were always followed by a resurgence in opposition – but not anymore. Once President Obama endorsed marriage equality, the support line only got stronger.

Have we finally passed into inevitability here?

The Guardian Releases New Graph of Gay Rights By State

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

The Guardian Releases New Graph of Gay Rights By StateGay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying. The handling of gay rights issues vary by state and follow trends by region

See the Full Story at The Guardian

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GOP Candidates on the LGBT Community

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Starting in August 2011, MEUSA delivered a survey to the office of each active, formally announced United States Presidential candidate via e-mail, web mail, and/or facsimile, and also via certified U.S. mail.

Each candidate’s survey showed his or her latest stand on each LGBT issue, based on speeches made, documents signed, and interviews given. All candidates were invited to notify MEUSA of updates to their positions as they occur, up through election day on 6 November 2012.

MEUSA has complied this latest side-by-side comparison showing what the current presidential candidates are planning for America’s 31 million LGBT people, “who remain 2nd class citizens during what is now the most overtly homophobic campaign season in our nation’s history: www.MarriageEquality.org/Election2012.”

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LGBT Equality in the US – Chart

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Joe.My.God brings to our attention this great chart, showing graphically the progress we’ve made since 1960 from being illegal in all 50 US states to having recognition of our relationships for almost 40% of the population. Very cool.
Equality in the USA

New Chart: “Gay Marriage Opponents Inch Closer To Death”

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Today’s headline at Washington City Paper: “Gay Marriage Opponents Inch Closer To Death.” Hello, Lady Bluntness! The below graph vividly demonstrates how seniors remain the group most strongly opposed to marriage equality. Think of the chart as color-coded waves of acceptance. Still far offshore is the red wave, but it will arrive.

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